Monday, February 19, 2007
The Austin American-Statesman Sports Producer Position
Here is the formal job description:
The Austin American-Statesman has an opening for an online part-time high school sports producer (24 hours a week) to oversee coverage of its high school sections and team pages.
Here's what we're looking for:
1-2 years experience working for a newspaper or Web site in sports (We will consider a student who has had one or two internships).
A strong working knowledge and frankly, passion, for football, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Understanding box scores and other sports stats is very important.
Experience with HTML or a familiarity with Web publishing.
Strong writing and editing skills; knowledge of AP style.
The ability to multitask, work quickly and stay cool while on deadline.
Willingness to work nights and weekends. Working Friday nights during football season, probably until 2 a.m., is a given.
Strong organization skills and an aptitude for doing a fair amount of data entry.
The ability to communicate effectively both with the Web department (including an offsite technical team) and the sports department.
Please share resume, cover letter and references.
Online News Editor